The results of a strong partnership

Since its creation in 2011, CISB has been promoting various initiatives to stimulate cooperation between Brazil and Sweden. Among these actions, several of its mobility instruments have proven essential for the establishment and consolidation of bilateral collaboration and for the transfer of technology and know-how between sectors (spillover). This is what the "Spillover Effect Assessment Report revealed: CISB Case", a recently launched study that assesses the impact of the entity's actions.

The research shows that CISB initiatives have played a key role in creating new forms of spillover effects. The results show that aeronautical sector projects from 16 different institutions have proven to be capable of generating technology overflows for other areas such as mining, digitization and automotive.

It was identified 28 projects with initiated or completed spillover, three others which are in the discussion process and seven that have the potential to become a spillover, but have not been investigated yet.

According to 90% of the interviewees, their aeronautical R&D projects have the potential to transfer knowledge to other areas. Of these, almost 50% investigated the application of technologies developed in other sectors at some level.

The study also showed that 60% of respondents are involved in additional collaborative projects between universities, applied research projects aimed at solving industry problems, as well as training and skills development initiatives such as doctoral programs, short duration courses, etc.

"The study demonstrates the importance of having an organization that is able to foster the creation of a strong research network, manage it and assess the potential impact of its initiatives in the long term", said CISB’s Managing Director, Alessandra Holmo.

The CISB's ability to establish a research network and create an innovative ecosystem among the institutions of different countries were other aspects mapped by the study. By showing the involvement of 12 other countries in the projects, in addition to Brazil and Sweden, the research indicated that the initial collaboration has the potential to catalyze the internationalization of the institutions involved in a broader perspective.

Due to the relevance of the results raised by the study, an article from this will be presented at the IAMOT 2019 - 28th International Conference on Management of Technology ( in April, in India.